Job Description

EPHC currently has an opening for a Certified Coder to work in our Health Information Department. This is a full time, benefitted position. The Health Information Coder is responsible for conversion of verbal descriptions of diagnosis and procedures contained in the medical record into complete and accurate codes by using recognized and adopted classification systems and medical record conventions. This position is challenged to remain aware of the continual changes in treatment modes, and new procedures and to perform coding when physician documentation is vague or missing.



Records all diagnosis that affects the current stay. Codes all conditions that exist at the time of admission or which develop subsequently

and affect the treatment received or the length of stay. Codes all procedures performed in the operating rooms and any other significant

procedure performed in any patient care area of the facilities. Codes using the most current encoder software program to obtain accurate code

assignments in the proper sequencing. Assigns appropriate CPT codes for all outpatient surgical procedure, and provides backup to the HIM Practitioner as necessary.




The incumbent works closely with members of the medical staff, other HIM staff, Business Office Staff, physician office staff, other ancillary departments and vendors.



Education & Experience                      Requires high school diploma or equivilant.

                                                            Addition education and experience in coding is

                                                            required.  Experience in a hospital HIM Department

                                                            within a hospital or medical office is required.

                                                            Extensive knowledge of medical terminology is



Skills:                                                   Ability to understand and operate computers and

                                                            encoding software.  Good communication skills during

                                                            interaction with all customers including employees

                                                            and the public.  CCA or CCS certified

                                                            is required.


Knowledge:                                         Knowledge of hospital coding practices is required. 

                                                            Basic understanding of general office procedures is

                                                            desired.  Overall understanding of HIM Department

                                                            daily operations is required.